Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Vitali Mikhailovich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  18.06.1937
Birthplace:  Zburjevka / Kherson Oblast / Ukrainian SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  08.01.1963
Selection group:  TsPK-2
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 07.01.1981

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz 21  Flight Engineer  06.07. - 24.08.1976 49d 06h 23m 
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Total  49d 06h 23m 

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz 14  Flight Engineer
2  Soyuz 15  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Graduated from Institute for Petrol and Chemistry, Baku, 1959; graduated from Militarypolitics Academy of the Soviet Army, Moscow, 1974; Chemist, test engineer, Colonel-engineer, Ret., Soviet Air Force; was selected as cosmonaut on 08.01.1963 (TsPK-2); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 1/63 - 21.01.1965; retired from cosmonaut and military duty, 1981; later Director of a geological science group, since 1998 Deputy Director of TOO Kapita.

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